1906 Chartered by Union-Castle for The Natal - Cape Collier Service

Two Union-Castle ships, Sabine and Susquehanna and two chartered ships, Tyr and Needwood, conveyed coal from Durban to ‘the Coloney’ - as The Cape was referred to in pre-Union Days.

In Cape Town the Municipality and the Tramway Company were the principal customers. Sometimes the ships discharged at Mossel Bay, supplying coal to the NCCR - The New Cape Central Railway, last of the privately owned lines in South Africa - whose trains ran between Mossel Bay and Worcester.

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Needwood

1906

1985

120649

Osbourne Graham & Co

Sunderland

N E Marine Engineering

Sunderland

Triple Expansion Steam

194 NHP

1

Career Summary

Needwood

HFGQ

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